“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
No island and straight down the center line. Hell you could land a C-17 on that with the proper arresting gear.
Just wondering if that ship carried aircraft, I supposed it did, but where are they stored?
It didn't "store" planes. It had no hangar deck, the flight deck was little more than planks on scaffolding.
I found a picture that shows an elevator about 1/3 back from the bow in the flight deck, so below she had a hanger deck. She is about the same size as a WWII CVE but with a much narrower flight deck
Thanks, I didn't see that on this picture, so wondered.
Someone once asked, can we put a runway on a ship? Yes, why yes we can! And there it is, a runway on a ship!
Lots of photos of Langley here:https://www.navsource.org/archives/02/01.htm
Sailed until 1942 and sunk in WWII. Crazy.
Dang! I'll bet even Zero couldn't out-turn that thing!